Cool, damp, sunny later.
Nice day on Saturday. I did some things, picked up some things, bid on some things, and received some things I ordered.
Spent some time at my secondary working to free up space. I realized that both of my local auction houses have basically said what I gave them is all they’re taking until next year. Also, from Thanksgiving to February ebay sales have always been slow for me. That means if I want to get the stuff out of my house, I need to either have an auction of my own, move some to my secondary and storage, or take a bunch to a listing service. Or just start scrapping out what I can. Or I embrace the power of and…
I will say I’m filled with anxiety. The number of people celebrating the end of honest elections in the US is frankly terrifying. Their willingness to overlook obvious problems, discount what the actual law and procedure say, and accept the biased media line they’re being fed doesn’t bode well for the future. They’re well trained sheep, herded whatever direction the shepherd wants them to move. Outrage on tap, denunciations, two minute hates- the whole shebang. What’s the difference between a happy mob in the street and an unhappy mob? Still a mob. Still a wild animal, barely under control.
What have we already seen? NATIONAL movements to deify career criminals, and demonize cops. Mobs chanting “Death to America” in our cities. Tide pod and other dangerous and idiotic challenges sweep across social media. Freaking “13 Reasons Why” on television. Blue whale on the internet. FFS. MTV broke the nation’s ability to concentrate and facebook, twitter, tiktok, et al broke the ability to think of consequences past 5 minutes of cut rate fame.
The biased media reports on the crooked count and people line up in the streets to celebrate. Which, BTW, apparently means hounding people out of their homes… It’s been only a few days. The conditioning to expect instant and omniscient results has worked. The mob acts like they think Trump will leave tomorrow and their new king will be crowned on Tuesday.
The left is already calling for ‘accountability’ and tracking of Trump supporters. I feel like I’m suddenly in the USSR. I know what an “accountability file” means when the far right uses it. I’m pretty sure it means the same to the left. And what it means in practice is imprisonment, impoverishment, and extra judicial killings. Every single time.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that we have until February at the latest before the shooting starts in earnest.* It’ll be kooks at first, or victims of the mob, but singletons. Then it’ll be sneaky but still basically suicide with no real hope of getting away with it. THEN it’ll go pro. I REALLY hope I’m wrong. I really hope there are people on their side to calm the murderous masses. I really hope the people on our side decide to live and fight another day. I guess that will depend on how bad it gets, and how quickly.
I’ll also bet that they are calling for Trump to resign and ‘make way’ before the end of the coming week. They’ll want to keep the momentum up before the law can catch up with the cheating. They might use mobs in the street and threat of violence so Trump can resign to ‘calm passions’ ‘for the good of the nation’… no one will want to hear a word about Hunter either, he’s going to get away with it.
Biden couldn’t even get through his first speech without a ‘gaffe’. He won’t last until the Ides of March. I’d put a case of Mountain House on that bet.**
There are people saying “it’s not that bad, he won’t have the Senate, it’ll be gridlock” and “he’ll suck so bad we’ll get it back in 4 years”. Except we won’t. The fix is in. If they get away with it this time it will be worse next time. And think about this, Ol’ Joe wakes up dead in February and the world mourns the passing of an elder statesman, just like drunken killer Kennedy… and we have Harris for 8 years, and her hand picked vice, AOC or the Iman, for 8 more after that. The Mean Girls ™ will be armed with the full power of the bigcorps, and three letter agencies. A weaponized IRS denying tax exempt status will seem so quaint, if any of the dirt people can even remember that. It certainly won’t be in any of the online ‘learner tools’…
Long before those 16 years are up, we’ll be fighting for independence again. I’ll have my Republic of Texas passport after all. It’ll be printed in Spanish.
*by ‘shooting’ I mean armed violence, could be shooting, or arson, or bombings
** guess what it was before I changed it for sounding like a vague threat